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X Games buildout starts at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Dave Doolittle

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 16, 2014

Circuit of the Americas officials sent us the photo above today.

It doesn’t show much — a few trucks and some front loaders — but for X Games fans it’s big: the start of the buildout to next month’s games, the first to be held in Austin.

Over the coming weeks, crews will be turning the 1,400-acre site and its 3.4-mile race track into basically a festival, complete with giant skateboard ramps, dirt tracks for BMX and motocross bikes, live music stages and more.

The circuit today published a map of the venue for the games, and it looks more like the kind you see at an amusement park than for a race track. (Click on the link photo at left.)

Alongside the sporting events – skateboards, BMX, motocross, rally cars and super trucks — the games will feature live music, gaming, go-kart racing, learn-to-ride demos, a sports bar, movie theater, camping and more.

You can find a lot more details here.

The games are starting a four-year run in Austin from June 5 to 8. Tickets are still available through TicketMaster or at www.xgamesaustin.com.